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    Morning people. New to the forum and need some of your expertise.

    We're changing our password policy and enabling complexity requirements. My question is - is there anywhere to add exclusions of known passwords or common passwords which users must not use - i.e. *pass*, *qwerty*, *asdf*, *1234* etc... without using a 3rd party application?

    Cheers

    Paco
    Last edited by paco27zim; 12th April 2010, 22:00. Reason: spelling mistake...

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    Re: Active Directory (W2K3) Security policy

    By my knowledge this can not be done by default. You'll need 3rd party tools.

    bio..

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    • #3
      Re: Active Directory (W2K3) Security policy

      Not natively (as already stated)
      The only restriction is the password must not be too close to the username (but I've never worked out how MS define "too close")
      Tom Jones
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      Ossian Ltd
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        Re: Active Directory (W2K3) Security policy

        Thanks people, Stanford university has a password filter dll file which links to a word text file where all exclusions can be added. FYI if you google Leland password filter the first hit is it. Creds to Stanford.

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          Re: Active Directory (W2K3) Security policy

          Oh and some tips here --> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=VS.85).aspx

          Ciao

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          • #6
            Re: Active Directory (W2K3) Security policy

            Good find, but please note the copyright statement
            http://windows.stanford.edu/Public/I...dPWFilter.html

            Permission granted to copy LelandPW.dll for non-commercial purposes, provided we receive acknowledgment
            Rep++
            Tom Jones
            MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
            IT Trainer / Consultant
            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

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